Energy, Policy and Regulation, Sector Focus, UK

Policymakers tackle permitting bottlenecks in wind

Offshore wind farm near River Mersey
The UK hopes to achieve 50GW of offshore wind power by 2030. (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Governments and policymakers in the UK and Europe have heeded the wind industry’s calls to reduce permitting bottlenecks, yet concerns persist over grid connections and supply chain problems amid ambitious renewable energy targets. The UK government published a policy paper on February 23 entitled “Nationally significant infrastructure: Action plan for ...

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